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CLINICAL COUNTERPOINT : We Are All Educators

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

One of my new patients today said she had changed eye doctors because her former doctor was not giving her enough information. He had scoffed at her when she asked about "eye exercises." She wanted to be educated about all of her alternatives, which in her case included contact lenses, surgery and spectacles. She had [...]

Staff Meetings Are A Must

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

Whether the practice is large with multiple doctors and support staff or smaller, with a single practitioner and few staff members, staff working exclusively in one center may not feel well versed in another center. For instance, the LASIK coordinator may not know which spherical contact lens is the practitioner's current lens of choice. Similarly, [...]

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

Money is the root of all evil, right? It's easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than a rich man into heaven, right? Money can't buy me love? Everybody tells me so. On the other hand, try telling that to the bank when you're past due on a car payment. No, [...]

Improve Your Contact Lens Practice Image

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

Dispensing Area If you walked into your contact lens dispensing area for instruction on lens application and reinoval, what would you find? What would be your first impression? Many dispensing areas began as storage areas or available space in an extra exam room. Some dispensing areas are a table in the hallway between the lab [...]

Measure Twice, Cut Once

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

I recently received an e-mail about my article that discussed why most recall systems fail. • The doctor emphatically stated that patients should address recall cards in their own handwriting because that way they'll read them. My first thought was, "Sure - they'll probably read the card, but will they respond?" After all, isn't getting [...]

Giving 110 Percent

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

Why do some employees love their jobs and give 110 percent of themselves while others view their jobs as "just a paycheck" and do only the minimum required of them? Many factors affect employee motivation and job satisfaction. The most important of these is how well the work itself meets their job-related needs. The better [...]

Four steps to a streamlined schedule

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

How much of the time you spend at work are you and your staff working to capacity? And, how well does your schedule fit your personal and practice goals? As these goals change over the years, so should the practice schedule. Control over your schedule mirrors the control you have in your daily life, so [...]

Optometry’s Glass Ceiling

By | June 10th, 2016|Modern business and Optometry|

The only female dean of an optometry school says that if she had to do it all again, she would have learned how to play golf much sooner. Optometrist Janice Scharre, dean/vice president for academic affairs at Illinois College of Optometry now tees off on the putting green, but not because she's enamored with the [...]

The Fingerprint of Your Vision

By | June 10th, 2016|Vision Modification Techniques|

Until now, the diagnostic measurements taken prior to laser vision correction have involved primarily the cornea — the clear portion of the eye covering your iris and pupil. The WavePrint System is an important technological advance because it analyzes your entire visual system from cornea to retina — that is, from the front to the [...]

PRELEX

By | June 10th, 2016|Vision Modification Techniques|

PRELEXSM is a term used to describe presbyopic lens exchange with a multifocal intraocular lens. While the application of the technology is new, the surgical techniques employed are proven successful over many years of use. Your cornea (the outside part of the eye) and the eye's natural lens (inside your eye) work together to focus [...]